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Singaporean Company to Support a More Secure Data Centre in Myanmar

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Singaporean data center specialist 1-Net signed an agreement with broadband service provider Burst Myanmar last week to provide operational support for their Tier IV data centre, which is under construction at the Thilawa Speacial Economic Zone (SEZ).

As part of the agreement, 1-Net will provide 24-hour-a-day services including data security, network best practices and reliability as well as establishing a link between 1-Net’s Singapore data centre and the Thilawa data centre.

The two data centres will be linked by a network consisting of submarine and terrestrial cables operated by Campana Group Pte Ltd.

The facility, scheduled for completion in Q2 of this year, is the first in Myanmar to achieve Uptime Institute Tier IV certification, and only the fifth of its type in Southeast Asia.  The Uptime certification is the most stringent in terms of data redundancy, fault tolerance and availability.

“We believe that good data center operations are as critical as the facility’s infrastructure, therefore we have chosen 1-Net to support the operation of our world-class facility,” said Mr. Daniel R Michener, CEO of Burst Networks.

“As Myanmar is drawing the interest of investors from around the world, we recognize the importance to build up the network infrastructure in the region to benefit our customers in the long run,” he added.

“It is 1-Net’s inaugural collaboration in Myanmar and we see the immense potential for data center business in this emerging market.” said said Mr. Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director of 1-NetSingapore Pte Ltd.

While mobile data has become cheap and abundant in Myanmar, the business community have long been at the mercy of poor fixed line broadband. Up until recently, a lack of in-country infrastructure meant bandwidth was transmitted to Myanmar via unstable cross-border connections with countries like Thailand, India and Singapore.

But times are changing and Burst’s Tier IV facility will join other such recent broadband infrastructure milestones including the opening of ‘Southeast Asia’s most advanced’ data hub in Yangon by local tech infrastructure company GMBX and the completion of the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable, which provides Myanmar with an extra 100 Gigabits per second of bandwidth.

The 330 square meter, 68 stack Thilawa data centre will be the centre point of Burst’s larger planned Burst Teleport which will bring together a hybrid network of local fibre and satellite communications infrastructure enabling up to 150 Gigabits per second of international connectivity.

In what will further boost to efforts to attract investors to the Thilawa SEZ, the teleport will also host Myanmar’s first Internet Exchange, which will connect international networks to local operators and ISP’s.

 

Source: Myanmar Business Today
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